USA Shootings Athlete of the Month Ryan Hadden

USA Shooting’s Athlete of the Month: Ryan Hadden

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Colorado Springs, CO -( Staff Sergeant Ryan Hadden (Pendleton, Ore.) is on target. SSG Hadden was the number one Men’s Trap shooter selected to the 2011 World Clay Target Championship Team given his stellar performances at the USA Shooting National Championship and Fall Selection match.

SSG Hadden was also the bronze medalist earlier this year at the Beijing World Cup. He was on fire during the 2009 season-winning two gold medals at the Cairo and San Marino World Cups.

SSG Hadden appears to have gotten his groove back with a strong finish on the 2010 season. National Coach Bret Erickson remarked, “Ryan has been our most successful World Cup competitor over the last couple of years winning three medals in three World Cups. It’s great to have him on the team again so he will have more opportunities to win medals.”

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SSG Hadden taking aim at the 2010 USA Shooting National Championship

Moreover, SSG Hadden has more to smile about than just an Athlete of the Month nod-he and his wife just announced that they are expecting a baby girl in March 2011.

When prompted about the World Cup chances he will have in 2011, SSG Hadden replied, “It is definitely a good thing, especially with the number of U.S. Olympic selection points that are available for the 2011 World Cup season. It would be nice to win a few World Cups or even a World Championship to qualify for the 2012 Games. That’s the goal.” As the leader of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s (USAMU) Trap Team and an Army soldier for 13 years, SSG Hadden will continue to train hard for 2011 with his USAMU teammates.

USA Shooting would like to congratulate SSG Ryan Hadden for being named the Athlete of the Month.

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